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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, October 31, 1951
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COUNTER NEWS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1951 Oste 9* A Gals Play Like Guys Under New Cage Rules; A Lot of Game Fines Funs of girls' basketball who have followed the sport through Its many trials and tribulations are in for a welcome surprise this commit season. The sport has undergone a genuine face lifting and starting this year it will no longer be the same old slow moving, awkward-looking game of years gone by. Illness-Weakened Chicks Get Look at Piggott Passes The rule-makers have been toying with numerous changes in the sport in the 'past few years, but this year they shot Ihe works. Now the game is played almost exactly like the boys 1 version. The 'l9ol rules chailKt's have done away with such rules as the limited dribble and two pass from center toss which slowed the game down. The rules makers have thrown the sport wide open and In doing so have made it a faster and what we believe will he a more interesting game to watch. This year- there will be only one major difference between girls rules and boys rules. The gals will still be limited lo half court play while the boys play full court. The 1051 rules allow the girls to dribble indefinitely, all night II they can Last year a player was allowed but two bounces and then she must pass, shoot or otherwise get rid ol the ball ... In previous years a gal was allowed but one bounce . Huw They're Dolnf Checking on some cx-Clilcks: R. C. Allen, captain o! Blylhe- Tilto's 1918 state championship t»»m, Is doing all rljttil wllh the Vanrferbllt Commodores (hi* fall. Strictly > defensive back with V>ndy last year, R. C. Is new running at offensive fullback with Ills duties primarily blocking . . . And reports received by this department on R. B. Hodge, of Hie um« Chick tram, so far have been £oon. K. B.'Is playing with Texai Tech along with 1-. W. Fitihagh . . . Dennie Genlr 3 -, the Chicks' all-stale end of 1948, lias transferred from Tulsa University to Arkansai Tech where he is a. qturttrteck and, according lo a Tech prew release received the •th«r day, he's one of the Wander Boy* 1 leading p«saers . . . Bill gUncll trill n« Unlveralty of Ark- ansas coaches are pretty high on Charley IKulf] I.utr.s. Kulf, a I'orker freshman Is playing junior varsity ball this year and more than likely Hill be a full-Mnlecil Kazorbarrk next autumn . . . We've had several inquiries of late, about Hilly Wayne McKarlaml and why he isn't seeing much acllori with the Kajorbaoks this fall. About the only hit of information our sleuths were able to unrovi'r was that he's been on I lie injured list practically all season . . . Odrlfi '11' Knits Ever wonder how much revenue fines for hunting and fishing violations briny m't The State Game niul Pish Commission reports that during the slimmer months a total of JS;!94.05 was collected In fine from game law violators . . . Charley Keller. Joncsboro's latest b;isketbal great who Is now attending the University of Kentucky, bus made the Wildcats' traveling squad according to reports received hcri . . Burdette. which started loot- ball only last year, has included in its plans for the not loo dl.slan future, bleachers and lights for II. field. I,. H. An try, Burdette super Intcndent. says Ihe Burdette Booster Club already has approximately one-half enough capital in the till . Chick Basketball Coach Jimmy Fisher, who already has booked games with three Memphis prep teams. Me.sstck, South Side and Catholic High, Is dickering wllh a fourth, East High. East High, incidentally, was runner-up for the Tennessee state championship last year . . . Best, football comment we've heard this year came from a Blytheville fan who said of Arkansas: "I have confidence in Otis Douglas and his pro-style offense but I sometimes wonder 1t the Philadelphia Eagles could win in the Southwest Conference." . Injured Bill Jurney to See A&M Game from Sidelines By CARL BELL XJTTLB ROOK, Ark., Oct. 11. (AP)~Btll Jurney, 'University ol ArkarwM and whose iptrkling footb*ll curwr U over, still was Hat on his back. In & hospital b*d here today. But he says he'll be on Ihe sidelint in Fayelteviile when the Razorbacks play the Texas Aggies Saturday. "I'va just got to b« there," he •aid in an interview. "Besides •wanting to se« the boyi play, it'll be homecoming and my girl will be th« queen." Hi* girl !s Jottcne Sandon, & Jun- h>r from Junvey"*. hometown, Cof- feyville, Kaa. "I may have to go In nn umbii lance," said the speedy pass-catch ing nee, "but my doctor promised t let me go." Jurney, a senior, suffered a mi Uired spleen in last Saturcla night's gatnfi here with Santa Clar The spleen was removed ii emergency operation- Thai ended his collegiate career, and he doesn't plan to pla pro football. "I don't think the doctors wou let me piny again," he said. Third Injury This is the third time tlie 6 100-pcumd ftingma-n has been 1 jured this season. First it was twisted knee. Then, in the Tex Tribe Sets Up Defenses Against Mohawk Aerials The Blylhcvillc Chicks got a look at some Piggotl pass plays yesterday as they continued, to get ready for their Jabers Leads College Passers Oklahoma A & M Bac Has 50.5 Completion Mark in 192 Aerials STRONG GIRL — Katrina Toelientn'H wins Ihe USSR women's shot put championship in Moscow. The official Soviet Jigency says the Leningrad Amazon prevailed v.'ith M meters, 60 centimeters. (NEA) expected tough tiff with the Mohawks here Friday night Armed with plays and other ln-» formation obtnineil by scouts Coach Russ Mosley sent his illness-crippled squad through a long defensive session at Haley fx\<\ yesterday afternoon with the accent on pass defense. While the tackles and guards worked at one end of the Held on blocking the backs busied themselves setting up defenses against the Mohawks' T antt single wing pass plays' One team of backs would run the plays while the other defended. For the most part, the pass defense looked good hut. there was one pass, a single win« Iliny down the middle, which worked well. Three AlJSt-nl Illness to players continued to be the Chicks' biggest worry yesterday Three players, including co-captain Mel Hny, missed yesterday's drills and all were reported ill. The other two arc reserve fullback Bennte Hays and Bobby Hill, i sophomore end who has seen a lo of defensive, action. Hay is under the care ot a doc to; but was expected to return school today and Cuacli Mosley ex pressed belief that he will play Fri day night. However, he probabl: won't be able to go at full speed The Chicks also spent a long per iod in hend-on tackling praetic Sports Roundup STILLWATER, Okla., (AP)—Don Babers, an unknown sophomore defensive back for Ok- NEW YORK, Oct. 31. l/fl— A»«r tie first hall of fame football game year ago, the All-America players ;ho turned out to make a great occasion out of that rain-drenched ffair decided to form a permanent ssodalion . . .Tiiey had discovered hat they got a bigger kick out ol seeing one another than the fans got out of seeing them ... So they'll lold an organizational meeting at s'ew Brunswick, N. J., where the tall of fame is to be built when enough dough is collected, after next Saturday's second reunion. About 45 All-America players, from oldsters who were picked by Walter Camp back in the 90's to those who made it last year, are expected to be there to break bread, tilt glasses and exchange reminiscences— Ouys like Pudge Helfel- finger, Eddie Hart, Bill Hollenbach, Century Milstead, Ken Strong. Herb Stein and Alex Wojciechowicz . . . Three whose names are on the acceptance list—"Heff," Don Hutson and Bob Suffridge—were named to the all-time All-America by the Dick Kazmaier Is AP's Back of Week Nine Other Bocks Are Nominated For Ail-American Consideration f>,\ By OSLO ROBERTSON NEW YORK, Oct. 31. (AP)—Dick Kazmaier, 20-yewr old Princeton All-America from Maumee, Ohio, had another accolade bestowed on his slender shoulders today when he, was named the football back of the week. nation's sportswriters casters by way -of an and sports- Associated lahoma ActM six weeks ago, was|p,. e5iS uo n ]ast spr j n g and thus will leading the nation In passing to-j bc considered for election to the day. He emerged from the weekend's I hall of fame when the honors court firing with the most completions— aerials—132 for 50.5 percentage. Tile 6-foot 2-inch sophomore from 07—and the most 1,105 vards and na- the Bob holds its first meeting this weekend The new association prob- and looked good. The Tribe was scheduled for another stiff workout today and will taper off with a light workout tomorrow night. Sirdie Tebbetts laps Dressen Cleveland Catcher Says He Caused 'III Feeling' BOSTON. Oct. 31. (/P>—Manager Charlie Dressen of the Brooklyn I>odgers was cited as the object of he ill feeling or "many major eagne baseball players" last night y George (Birdie) Tebbetts, Cleveand Indians catcher. "We all were glad when Dressen lew the National League pennant n the playoff aeries with the NEW York Giants," Tebbets said in a speech before 1,000 members ol Massachuse tls Association of In-. urance Agents. "Dresscn showed lack of sympathy and understanding Tor his players- "a.5_well as poor sportsmanship 1 limes during the past season, 11 Tebbett.s said. Leo Durocher, on the other hanti, always gave full credit to his New York GianU players during their amazing pennant drive," Tebbetts said. "But Dressen accused hi rcokie pitcher, Erv PaUca. of being ' 1 after he turned in a poor game while worrying about his sickj wife and his high blood pressure' disclosed by an Army physical examination." Dressen, reached at his home in Los Angeles nt first declined to Tickets for Cotton Bowl Go On Sale DALLAS, Oct. 31. «P>—The big rush for Cotton Bowl tickets begins tomorrow. There arc 23.000 tickets for sale to the public but applications are accepted only by mail from Nov. 1 through Nov. 4. When the period is up a drawing will be held to determine the order of filling applications. Last year there were 250,000 applications. There is no indication of what teams will play in the Cotton Bowl Jan. 1. The Soulhewest Conference is host team but the conference championship won't be decided tin- til late November. Tucumcarl, N.M., rocketed to tional football fame through misfortune of quarterback Stcele, When Stcele was Injured in. the season opener against Arkansas, Coach J. B. Whitworth was forced to call on 20-year-old Babers, whom he regarded as a promising defen-. sive back. He has directed the Ag- ies ever since, completing five of 4 aerials for 50 yards that first ;ame. It was the next week against Mis- ourl that Aggie fans began to wonder if fate had delivered them a eal star. Babers hit 22 of 43 passers for 284 yards, and two touchdowns. The following week, playing highly regarded Washington State, he jroved It was no fluke when he hart .he best game, percentage wise, of lis career. His 22 completions in 34 ;rles went for 225 yards and one ;ouchdown. 54 Yards Rushing In the next two games with Wichita and Drake he connected U times each, for 117 and 132 yards -pacing A&M to its first victories of the season. Any doubt about his arrival ir the big time was dispelled Friday night when he bombed Detroit into ably will serve as an advisory board to the honors court, but those guys could do even more . . . They might even figure out a way to put football back on a normal, sensible plane. Trial anil Error When Tommy Torfcr was given his first trial as a pitcher for his remising defen- Htlle league team in Sanla Monica, Calif., he took his place on the mound, peered at tlie catcher and shook his head In obvious disagreement. Finally he smiled and made the pitch . . . This continued for some time and the puzzled catcher. Billy 1'etcrson, finally called for time out to talk to Manager Sam I'orlcr * . "Tommy is continually making faces at me and I don't &ct it," IJitly complained . . . Porter went to the mound to ask how come .'. . "I know we haven't any signals," Tommy explained, "but every TV show of a ball game has tlie pitcher nodding- or shaking his head, so E thought I'd better do the same because this Is my try out." Hailed as one of the greatest offensive performers in Princeton's gridiron history, Kaimaier won the weekly Associated Press poll after leading the Tigers to a 53-15 victory over Cornell for their 18th successive victory. Here's what Kaimaier did to win the honors: Completed 15 of 17 passe*, three for touchdowns. Scored two touchdowns. CSained 236 yards through the air. Carried the ball 18 times for 126 yards. But probably the most importanl of all was the Inspiration he gave his Tiger teammates when the go ing was tough during the early part of the game. From a 1-6 lead at the end of the first quarter, Princeton look a 20-6 advance at the half and then turned the game into a rout. Nine other players were nominal ed at least once for top honor among the backs. The list: 9 Others Nominated Johnny Karras. Illinois—scorei three touchdowns, one an 88-yan gallop, against Indiana. Billy Tidwell, Texas Aggies-car ried -the ball 10 limes for 139 yard Ran 49 yards for one touchdown, 6 for another, set up a third with 43-yard run and almost got loos for touchdown on a 58-yard run back of a kickoft in a 21-21 tie wit Baylor. Jack Scarbath, Maryland—eng eered all four touchdowns, scorlnc he first two himself, as Maryland efeated Louisiana State, 27-0. Gary Kerkorian, Stanford — hi* xcellent generalship and coolness n tight situations largely were re- ponsible for Stanford's 14-7 victory ver Washington. He also completed 2 passes for 160 yards, one on a ourth down for a touchdown, and :icked two conversions. Laurfc«1U Named Hank Lauricella, Tennessee—ran :5 yards to set up first touchdown and 74 for the second In a 68-0 romp over Tennessee Tech. Ray McKown, Texas Christian— jassed 74 and five yards for two ouchdowns against Southern Cali: ornia, scored one himself, engineered, an 82-yard drive for another, rushed 70 yard? in 20 carries and completed 17 out of 25 passes for 270 yards.. Ollie Matson, San Francisco—his fine running against a strong San Diego Navy team made him one *^ top ground gainers in country. K g| Eddie Crowder, Oklahoma—pitched four touchdown passes In first IS minutes against Colorado. Playing only part of the game he completed six of seven passes for 185 yards and carried the ball six times for 54 yards. Junior Arterburn, Texas Tech— passed and ran for 267 yards, more than half of his team's total, and scored three touchdowns in 41-0 victory over Arizona. Illinois Commission Will Bar Joe Louis Shorts and Gar Mulloy, the doubles champ, is i Shells former tennis candidate for election to the Miami City commission . New -York A. C. officers Christian game, he suffered a mild j comment on Tebbetts' speech. Then, concussion which caused him to reconsidering, he told a newsman i have headaches (ov two weeks. Bui "You can say that he doesn't, know what he's talking about. Those things are not true." of -straw, in them police found 240 kilot-iams ot opium. Read Courier News Classified Ads. &&: HONOR SYSTEM WORKS—George Huiiak was dismissed /rom Minnc.sum's fuutwall .squad when the triple.- ihiLMl halfback rcpoi led. Limit?; the team's honor crude, \i\fi cuUin £ of cL^PCs Hi;dak wns the Guphn.V leading vine thr beil football of hi: he kept on playing. "I'm going to Leach school when t tintsh college and I may coach," he disclosed, Jurney could graduated next June j Dope-Laden U he wished. However, lie plans to f return to Arkansas next year to j DAMASCUS, Syria {>!*) — Police graduate and work on a master's j recently .stopped a camel caravan degree. | bounrl for nearby Lebanon. The The fact, that Mis. 1 * Sandon has | camels were loaded with bags another year ol college has something to do \\iih his desire to stay onger on tlie campus at Fayctle- ville. The Kansas boy has been a start- atid the No. I pa-ss receiver ever since he transferred last year from ! a Cot'cyvllle Junior College where he K also had been n star. No Prep Experience Jurney made the college football grade without the benefit of high school *rici experience. A broken leg, suticrcd m a trcnk accident oa a carnival ride, kept him Irom playing in lii^h school. The iKux'soinc young athlete's hospital room Ls crowded with flowers and stacks of mail and telegrams. "I've bcaici from so tunny people I don't know. Everyone has been swell." lie said he thought Arkansas Eddie Sawyer Gets 3-Year Phil Contract PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 31. W — Eddie Sawyer, newly re-signed as manager oE the Philadelphia Phillies, hns his job cut out for him— ; Justifying the boss 1 faith in his ability to get the Phils bntrk In the game as pennant contenders, The il-ycar-old one time college profewcr yesterday became the first manager in modern Phils history to win a three-year managerial contract. "I signed him for three years to show my confidence in his ability as a manager, and to put an end to submission 20-7, completing 26 of 48'.are trying to locate Peter Pick, for 297 yards and two touchdowns. | former Olympic swimmer, so they He plunged for a third score and " sent the Aggies into contention with Tulsa for the Missouri Valley Conference title. With his 54 yards rushing the CHICAGO, Oct. 31. (AP)—If Joe" Louis decides comeback trail he will have to detour Illinois. The Illinois Athletic Commission* • will deny him permission to fight in this state, for his own well being. Chairman Joe Trmer said Louis "should not take chances of being hurt . . . He's a great part of the game, gut he should quit before it's too late. "If Umis continues to fight, aud f he ever applys lor a license to ight in Illinois, it will be denied or his own good." Commissioners Lou Radzienda to hit another performance compared favorably with that of Princeton's All-America Dick Kazmaier. who ran and passed for 360 yards while routing Cornell. It also shot his total offense for the season to 1.160 yards. second Bright. only to Drake's Johnny whose jaw was broken can invite him to their all-sports dinner Nov. 14 ... Georgia Coach Butts believes his sophomore quarterback, zeke BratkowskI, will levelop into one of the greatest massing stars In southern football Vince Di Prahcesca, former Northwestern U. guard, is compiling i notable record as coach at Western Illinois College—won 22 of 24 Jake Mintz against Oklahoma A&M Oct. 20. Only eight Babers passes ha fallen Into enemy hands. If he continues his hot pace, he will eclipse oil records of previous Aggie stars. But his stiffest test is yet to come. Axyaiting him In this order are Tulsa, Kansas, Houston and Oklahoma. all rumors thnt have been circulating since mid-season," said Bob Carpenter, young owner of the National League baseball club. Terms of the contract were not disclosed, but Carpenter did say they provide a bonus based on attendance diiving the next three seasons. Unconfirmed reports have it that Sawyer will be paid a salary of $25.000 a year. chance of beating the Aggies. but expressed concern about the team's loss of halfback Dean Pryor. who has a broken jaw. "You know Dean is from Fre- donm. Kn.s, which is just 45 miles from Cclfeyville. We've been friends a lon« lime. The team sure will mtxs him." It'll niuvs Bill Jurney, loo. in three seasons won't admit it. but he's almost glad Jersey Joe Walcott beat his tiger, Ezzard Charles. Jake now feels he will be manager of the first hea\"y- \veight champ ever to regain the crown. Detroit Sells Toledo Club California Group Purchases Franchise Some Tomato Found EDMONTON, AHa. iiPt— The Irish must be Uiknii: over tomatoes as well us tlie traditional Irish potato. Miss Mabel Scott found in her garden hero a tomato in the shape of The site of the log cabin where Lincoln wa s born in HodgenviUe, iKy., has Iwcn made into a national park, it covers an area of 110 miles. Campus Bookworm oi Era Was Rutherford Hayes CINCINNATI (£>)— Rutherford B. Hayes, 19th U. S. president, had it all over the modern college boy when it came to reading books, according to Wyman W. Parker, University of Cincinnati librarian. Today's Joe College reads 5.6 books a year outside of his classroom assignment. Hayes read 36 books a year during his 1838-42 undergraduate days at Kenyon College. Gambler, O. Of course today's collegian has has more distractions like radio, television, automobiles and coeds. Hayes qualified as a campus bookworm even for days. According to the record of his library withdrawals. Hayes liked history biography, poetry and drama. Hi, ater work as chairman of thj Joint Library Committee ol Con gress helped make the Library o Congress the world's largest library Socko! Meanest crack of the week (from Iowa, of course): "Since the Johnny Bright incident we've finally learned what the letters A. and M. in Oklahoma A. and M. mean; abuse and mayhem." and Ralph Metcalfe agree. "If Louis does not retire of his own accord, the National Boxing Association should retire him lor his own sake, 1 ' said Radzifinda. 'I am suggesting this In a letter tc Dave Rochon (NBA president) in Monteral." Radzienda is a member of the NBA'5 suspensions '"i appeals committee. Th e 37-y e a r -ol d former heavy_weight king, belted through th'e ropes by Rocky Marciano in Madison Square Garden Friday night, hss not announced retirement plans. His attorney, Truman Gibson secretary of the' International Box Club, said he did not believe Louis would try another comeback Flat- Billed Ducks Right on Time LAKELAND. Fla., Oct. 31. lift — The flat billed ducks have hit the calendar on the nose again. They arrived for the winter Tuesday, marking 12 years of the pasl 4 that they've swooped in on Oct 29. The record is kept by R. A Patrick, Jr., who has watched them come and go for years. He's unable to figure out wh; they keep that date. Yanks Give Weiss Long Contract NEW YORK, Oct. 31. W— Georg .Veiss, 56-year old man behind th scenes in the New York Yankee string of baseball championships. DETROIT, Oct. 31. (>P}— The re- rganizing Detroit Tigers have sold - 'oledo, heaviest money loser in • heir eight-club ^ farm system. The Toledo franchise. Tiger ot- ' icials announced last night, hai i been purchased by a group headed ] by Danny Menendez, business man- i ager of the Hollywood club of tha "'aclfic Coast League. The 'sale price for the Class AAA I American Association franchise wasj not- announced but officials said I ;hat a package deal for it and "sev- 1 or eight" players brought "in| excess of »100,000." Grant and Lee met at Appomat-1 box Court House, Va., on Palm I Sunday 1865 to end the Civil War. J has signed a long term contract I as vice president and general ager of the world champions. Weiss's contract still had another] year to go but Dan Topping, president and co-owner of the club, yes- j terday said the agreement had beenl destroyed and new one signed. ] Topping declined to say tbs ] length or terms of the new con- j tract. A straight bourbon whiskey at a straight whiskey proof waste... Esso Extra Motor Oil — now Hea.vy Duty—la made for cold- weather starting ... flows /o,it to give sensitive parts Instant protection ... clean! u it lubricates... holds its ' lubricating body to keep oil consumption down. 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